Sports update: Indian women’s team eyes first Junior Asia Cup hockey title

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Kakamighara After the success achieved by the Indian men’s junior team, the Indian women’s team will want to repeat it with a title win in the junior Asia Cup hockey tournament starting from Saturday.

The Indian junior men’s team has won the Asia Cup title for the fourth time by defeating arch rivals Pakistan 2-1 in Salalah, Oman. Now, taking inspiration from this, the junior team is eyeing the first Asia Cup title as well. India Uzbekistan will play with The first match is on Saturday.

The Women’s Junior Asia Cup is also a qualifier for the FIH Junior Women’s World Cup later this year. The top three teams in the Women’s Junior Asia Cup will qualify directly for the FIH Junior Women’s World Cup in Santiago, Chile. From 29 November to 10 December. You will get admission.

Indian team captained by Preeti is in Pool A along with four-time champions Korea, Malaysia, Uzbekistan and Chinese Taipei. Hosts Japan, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong and China are in Pool B. India has won so far. . Seven matches in the tournament. The season resulted in one silver and one bronze medal.

Team captain Preeti said, “We have worked hard for this tournament in the last few months and now we are eager to perform well on the field. The senior team was also practicing with us, which boosted our morale. After the round robin round, the top two teams from both the pools will play the semi-finals. The remaining teams will play classification matches. After Uzbekistan, India will play Malaysia on June 5, Korea on June 6 and Chinese Taipei on June 8.

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